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the rail of a balcony. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with target audience. a day after drilling down on immigration issues in florida, both the obama and romney campaign will focus on florida's aging voters at an aarp convention today. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with those details. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. today the message pivots from immigration to medicare, from latinos to the aarp. the presidential campaigns are reaching out to older americans today, a day after the focus was on hispanic voters in the key battleground state of florida. at a candidate's forum on the univision spanish tv network, president obama expressed frustration he hasn't done more on a key issue for latinos, immigration reform. >> and the most important lesson i've learned is that you can't change washington from the inside, you can only change it from the outside. >> reporter: republican mitt romney pounced on that ex
with some new best friends who need them right back. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. on what has already been a week of high anxiety for the country with the 9/11 anniversary and anti-american violence overseas there is late word tonight that the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an 18-year-old man who they say tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently didn't know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here? >> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adel daoud had no weapons training, no explosives training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group, international terrorist group. according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in
controversy. mitt romney tries to get back on track after that leaked video. plus the latest nbc news wall street journal poll numbers. >>> back to school. chicago teachers agree to return to the classroom after a seven-day strike. >>> and festive finale. william and kate wrap up their south pacific tour in william and kate wrap up their south pacific tour in traditional island style. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with trouble on the trail. a new nbc news-wall street journal poll shows mitt romney falling behind in the presidential race, and that was before news of his secretly recorded videotape dismissing nearly half of american voters. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington. she has more on all of this. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: our polls have the latest numbers, president obama five points ahead of mitt romney. this as romney tries to bounce back from what he said on tape last spring. here is what mitt romney
to the lineup. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> good evening. president obama is on the campaign trail tonight hitting states that are sure to be hotly contested and sharpening the attacks and talking points that are likely to frame this week's democratic convention in charlotte. that will include the charge that mitt romney and republicans are pushing failed economic policies of the past. as democrats prepare to take center stage they'll face the challenge of convincing undecided voters that the president's policies are healing a sick economy. it's a debate that was on full display and our white house correspondent kristen welker begins our coverage from boulder, colorado tonight. >> reporter: good evening. in 2008 president obama became the first democrat to win colorado in 16 years. now that winning coalition isn't as strong so he is aiming to get women and young voters like the ones on this college campus to turn out in force. >> hey, guys. hello everybody. >> reporter: in bould
paid for by nbc-universal levision >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including our pacific time zone. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with high alert. the obama administration is bracing for another day of major demonstrations in parts of the muslim world after today's weekly prayers. meanwhile, there's a new development in the investigation into this week's consulate killings in libya. nbc's tracie potts has the very latest from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. good morning, everyone. we've evacuated our folks out of benghazi to tripoli. in tripoli the embassy is at bare bones emergency staff only, as authorities fear more violence throughout the region. more demonstrations overnight. more tear gas. more rocks thrown at police. so far, more than 200 have been injured in protests at 11 u.s. compounds. and despite a call for calm by egypt's president, there's concern about more violence today after friday prayer. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ cheers and app
much from so far away. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it was a room full of supporters, and mitt romney thought that what he told them would stay in the room. but someone recorded it all. and the result could be a potential game changer in the presidential election. specifically, the way romney talked about president obama's supporters, about americans who benefit from government programs, hispanics and the situation in the middle east. the way he talked about citizens who see themselves as victims, pay no income taxes. he went on to say his job is not to worry about those people. politicians speak differently when they think they're speaking in private, as all of us do. as mitt romney did. today his remarks were called stupid and arrogant. that was from a fellow republican. romney stood by his words, while admitting they weren't elegant, they were, however, impactful. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign in salt lake. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian,
paid. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and very good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today, we begin with campaign battleground. president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the swing state of florida today, where both candidates will likely play up their policy on immigration and trade more jabs over comments each has made in the past. nbc's brian mooar has details for us live from washington. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. the romney campaign is pulling a page from the 2008 playbook accusing president obama of trying to redistribute the wealth. as president obama and mitt romney cross paths today in the critical battleground state of florida, their war for the white house has shifted to a skirmish over videotapes. romney's assessment of obama supporters secretly recorded during a private fundraiser earlier this year is still causing problems for his campaign, so republicans are firing back. they're using a 1998 recording of then state s
now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm savannah guthrie in tonight for brian. there are few things that are guaranteed in presidential elections, but one thing is almost always certain. every four years, the state of ohio will be a battleground, hotly contested for its trove of electoral votes and the way it has of picking the winner. tonight, the candidates are in ohio as the news shows that the win could be slipping away for the republican challenger. ron allen has more. >> reporter: good evening to you, savannah, mitt romney just wrapped up an event here, the third of the day. he has really been trying to pick up the pace, spending more time here in ohio than any other state. at every campaign stop, mitt romney has hit the same theme. i care about you. >> these are tough times, even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america. >> reporter: as new polls show ohio slipping away. romney down by ten points in a new poll out this morning, and nearly that in another recent poll. after
divided electorate and an unemployed rate stuck above 8%. kristen welker, nbc news, traveling with the president in sioux city, iowa. >> reporter: this is ron mott with the romney campaign. today mitt romney and paul ryan campaigned separately in the buckeye state, both greeted by enthusiastic crowds. mr. romney appeared with senator rob portman and house speaker john boehner in cincinnati. attacking the president's jobs record >> one of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs. today 23 million people are out of work, stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that's zero and 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan, meanwhile carried the sports further in columbus, playing corn hole and tailgating. at the season opening football game between his alma mater miami university of ohio and ohio state. >> you're in ryan country now. >> reporter: but it's his speech at the republican national convention, especially his criticism of the president over a shuttered gm plant in his h
. an artwork purchased at a thrift store fetches tens of thousands at auction. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with foreign affairs. president obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. there's a lot at stake here. the president is explaining where we stand on some of the big issues internationally, but also this is a big issue and a big speech for the president himself politically. >> first thing is first here. we do have an election ahead. i've got a lot of things i want to do in a second term. >> reporter: president obama on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly today. aides say he will focus on the recent unrest in the middle east and the death of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. mitt romney is criticizi
to incredible new depths. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. >>> and today we begin with game on. late last night the nfl reached a tentative deal with its referees and that ended this season's lockout. anger over the use of replacement refs spilled over after monday night's contest between the green bay packers and the seattle seahawks. the fill-in refs awarded a game-winning touchdown to seattle, though many felt the packers had made an interception. two days of marathon labor negotiations followed. the refs still have to vote on the deal, but commissioner roger goodell has lifted the lockout just in time for tonight's match-up between the cleveland browns and baltimore ravens. nbc's fred roggin will have few details coming up in just a few minutes in sports. >>> but first, president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney both campaign in the battleground state of virginia today after nearly crossing paths in another key swing state, ohio. nbc'
attention. nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, tonight, across a huge and uneasy region, where arab spring has long ago faded into something more complicated. today there were anti-u.s. protests in no fewer than 11 separate locations. today, the violence is in cairo where the protesters stormed the u.s. embassy. then the terrible lightning attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead. the first ambassador murdered on the job in a generation. some of this is coming from an anti-islamic film made here in the u.s. and it appears there is violence aimed across the country in a big region. we begin tonight with our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, who is back, where by the way they're reporting 200 injuries today. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, clashes are still continuing here, even at this late hour near the u.s. embassy, and they were not the only ones in this region. this mess in the midd
of cosmic history. captions pd for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with cheerleader in chief. at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night, first lady michelle obama delivered an impassioned speech designed to both to sway wavering voters and light a fire under the party's base. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from charlotte. she has more on this. tracie, good morning to you. >> lynn, good morning. aids tell us michelle obama was very involved to putting this speech together. it was a fiery start to the convention and we have more coming up tonight. democrats bring in their heavyweight tonight, former president bill clinton. the only person more popular in a recent gallup poll, michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a rousing speech about decisions based on family values. >> in the end, for barack, these issues aren't political. they're personal because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> a m
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with convention kick-off. the democratic national convention officially begins in charlotte tonight where first lady michelle obama will take the stage and try to convince undecided voters that her husband deserves a second term. nbc's tracie potts joins us live with all those details. she's in charlotte for us. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. behind the stage where it all gets started tonight, the stage where we will see michelle obama, but not where we'll see the president. he's going to be a few blocks away at the bank of america stadium. one more day of campaigning for him before he arrives to make his case here in charlotte. last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody's a democrat or a republican. we're all just americans. >> reporter: but not in charlotte this week. he'll accept the democratic nomination for president on thursday. >> on thursday night i'm going to offer you what
a big i pact in the south bay. >> nbc bay area news starts right now. >> good evening to you. i'm kris sanchez in. outrage over a controversial film made in the u.s. continues to spread around the world has federal officials question a convicted felon in california who may have helped to make that movie. dozens of anti-american protests and demonstrations are being held in cities around the world. tonight there are so many questions about the movie that led to the violence and the attack in libya which claimed the lives of four americans. nbc bay area's kimberly terry have in the newsroom with the latest. >> kim, today the man believed to be behind the con tr verse shul innocence of muslim's youtube video was brought in with federal officers. since the movie ignited, the filmmaker has been out of public view, staying with his family in their home. with his face covered, he willingly went to be questioned about possible probation violations. in 2010 the 55-year-old pleaded no contest to federal bank fraud changes and banned from using the computers or internet as part of his seasntence.
the election. while over the weekend the obama campaign pounded on his 47% comments. nbc's brian mooar has the very latest from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica. mitt romney hoping to turn the conversation today after a week spent largely on defense. >> well, i'll tell you what, this has been an interesting week. >> reporter: interesting, perhaps, but mitt romney doesn't want to repeat of last week. he's hoping to get back on the attack against president obama. >> he said, you know, you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. we're going to give him that chance on november 6th. >> reporter: romney's heading to battleground ohio for a three-day tour with running mate paul ryan, hoping to leave behind a week dominated by discouraging polls and the releases of a secret videotape and more tax information. >> probably not the best week in the campaign, but i will say that i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple months and say this was the defining week in both campaigns. >> reporter: republicans want to
ever view of the universe. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with that controversial call. the disputed play ending monday night's football game between green bay and seattle has become a national debate. even both presidential candidates are now weighing in calling for the nfl to end the lockout of the regular referees. nbc's jay gray reports. >> the game's final play. >> reporter: the final eight seconds of monday night's game now forever frozen in time. >> who do they give it to? touchdown! >> reporter: or was it? one official signals touchdown, the other touchback. nfl replacement officials again in the spotlight. >> i don't like the way this game finished. i have a bad taste in my mouth. >> reporter: the chaos and confusion of the final play first giving way to disbelief. >> i never seen anything like that in all my years in football. >> reporter: and then disgust. >> this is ridiculous. >> look at the replay and then the fact tha
>>> and a rare display. harry is an apache helicopter pilot. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. and today we begin with the final countdown. with election day just two months away, the end of the democrats' convention last night marks a fresh starting point in the race for the white house, nbc's tracie pots joins us from charlotte with more on this. >>> they're breaking down now. it was a packed house. it was at capacity early in the evening, hours before president obama spoke. ♪ make it easy on me now >> reporter: after a final night of music, jokes. >> i know it's an empty chair. it makes you nervous, doesn't it? >> reporter: and speeches including the vice president's. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. >> reporter: president obama laid out what he called a choice, he rallied against too much government. >> we don't want handouts for people who refuse to help themselves and we certainly don't want bailouts for
over exposure in las vegas. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm kate snow in for brian tonight. on this labor day as americans enjoy the traditional last weekend of summer and a lot of kids are heading back to school, president obama and the democrats are preparing for their big moment. it is their turn to make their case that the president deserves four more years. their convention opens tomorrow in north carolina, and tonight as thousands of democrats descend on the city of charlotte republicans have already begun their counterattack, asking a question that we've heard before -- are you better off now than you were four years ago? we have two reports tonight beginning in charlotte with our political director and chief white house correspondent who is down there somewhere chuck todd. good evening. >> good evening, kate. while the republican convention was designed to reintroduce the country to mitt romney as a person this democratic convention is getting off to a bit of a defensive start as the obama campaign seems to be str
the memory of diana, nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, the news got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is really the cradle of the arab spring in cairo, where the ambassador was stormed. benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four
in 2010. in san jose, kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> a major avenue in san jose is shut down. people are being asked to go indoors. a shelter in place in south san jose after someone left a suspicious suitcase near a bus stop. police arriving on the scene at 2:30 this afternoon. this is near the intersection of snell and capital expressway. you see the map here. investigators say they don't know what is inside that suitcase. the bomb unit has been called in. right now snell avenue is shut down and will remain shut down until that area has been deemed safe. we have a crew on the scene. >> we're going to bring you live pictures of a brush fire. it's burning in los angeles. it's getting top level attention tonight. that's because it's burning dangerously close to some of the most valuable real estate on the planet. the famed getty museum, the art museum. it is home to one of the world's most valuable art collections. the new building is in the hills above the pass east of the 405 freeway. looks like some of the flames are out. earlier pictures show a lot of flames going up the s
tight rope walkers go down in high wire history with a daring record attempt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with lingering questions. there are conflicting versions from the obama administration and libyan officials about who exactly was behind last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's brian mooar has details. >> reporter: was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous or did terrorists use a protest over an anti-islamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are readily available in post-revolutionary libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president says it was coordinated, but not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials say they've rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi is hoping to deliver a definitive
. a french tabloid is giv 24 hours to hand over topless photos of kate middleton. captions paid for by nbc-universal >>> hello. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. >> and today we begin with the romney recording, a surreptitious video of mitt romney at a private fund raiser has gone public. in remarks he thought would stay among those in the room, the gop presidential candidate is heard giving a snapshot of the electorate that is raising some eyebrows. the recording was released to the ultra liberal magazine "mother jones." here's a portion of it. >> for the past three years, all everybody's been told is, don't worry, we'll take care it. how are you going to do that with two months before the election to convince everybody you've got to take care of yourself? >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, all right? there are 47% who are with him who are dependent upon government who believe that they are victims who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they're e
of life, the stunning new discovery on mars. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm savannah guthrie, in tonight for brian. and in matters of war and peace we hear a lot about the lines that cannot be crossed. and today, we heard another. the red line, the point at which iran is believed to have what it needs to make a nuclear bomb, and what anybody can do to stop it. tonight, with the world watching at the u.n., benjamin netanhahu drew the line, with a simple tool, a red marker. we begin with our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: benjamin netanyahu armed himself with a simple cartoon, to arm himself with what he says that iran has to developing a nuclear weapon. a day after iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad from the same podium called israel uncivilized. they say that iran is close to getting ready for a nuclear bomb and has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts, and they are, where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: president
wheel. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with the red line. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has told the united nations that the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal of stopping that from happening but so far it has refused to set an ultimatum. nbc's danielle leigh reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears about iran's nuclear program, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> today a great battle is being waged. >> reporter: just one day after iran's president mahmoud amadinejad accused israel and the west of intimidation, netanyahu delivered iran new ultimatum against its controversial nuclear program. >> a red line should be drawn right here before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: israel and
for more details. but he told nbc's andrea mitchell that it should not be a partisan issue. >> the republicans are working overtime to try to exploit a very normal, run of the course, administrative letter that we agreed to on a bipartisan basis in our committee, simply to get some additional questions put in front of the state department. >> reporter: republicans also question how good the investigation can be when security concerns have stopped an fbi team from getting to the crime scene, having to work instead from libya's capitol city of tripoli, 400 miles away. a official said that while that is limited, it is more important to question people in libya thought to know about the attack. and he says the process is yielding more valuable information. one other note, peter king, chairman of the house committee, said that ambassador susan rice should resign because of her statement. >>> all right, we want to turn to andrea mitchell, chief foreign correspondent, and andrea how rare is it for the intelligence committee to come out and acknowledge they got it wrong initially,
before comcast bought a lot of nbc. do you feel fully integrated? >> i do not know that we are fully integrated. we feel very comfortable with the assets and comfortable with the level of integration between the two companies. they're obviously very different businesses and companies. steve burke had a great vision that he wanted to bring the best parts of the culture and management culture but respect the differences between the companies and the unique approaches and cultures of nbc universal as being an entertainment and content in news and information company as opposed to a distribution company. steve has been able to execute that balance almost perfectly. partsringing the of the companies that need to come together and respecting the differences and allowing them sometimes to function in accordance with their historic practice and culture. >> he owned 51 certification of nbc? >> 51% with a pathway to on all of it. >> do you see moving forward owning it all? >> we have the option malika pe. we are certainly very happy with the asset and company. with content and distri
to instant >> what all the hit-makers have in common on the road to instant fame. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there are just 45 days to go before the election. in some states, voters are already making their choices. as of today in 25 states it's possible to vote early. either in person or through an absentee ballot. with time slipping away, some republicans are publically voicing concerns about what they see as a downhill slide in the mitt romney campaign. our ron mott is traveling with vice presidential candidate paul ryan who was campaigning today in florida. good evening. >> reporter: hey, kate. good evening. for weeks now a lot of republicans have been urging the romney campaign to take off the gloves and get aggressive against president obama including sarah palin today. that's the tone paul ryan brought to florida. today president obama rallied for support in wisconsin, home turf for mitt romney's running mate paul ryan. >> we succeed when the middle class gets bigger, when it feels greater security, when everybody's got a chance to climb into tha
high school taking friday night lights to the extreme. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. they are the traditional sign posts of summer's last gasp, labor day, back to school shopping, the start of college football and in this election year, the start of the two toughest months in politics. this half-time weekend between the republican and democratic conventions has given both mitt romney and president obama plenty to say today. romney fresh off his nomination, trumpeting the anti obama themes in this gop convention. the president on the road to charlotte today reminding voters of what republicans didn't talk about. in a moment we'll check in with ron mott and the romney campaign. we'll begin with kristen welker on with the president in sioux city iowa. >> reporter: good evening, lester. with the democratic national convention just a few days away, president obama is working to build momentum in key battleground states like right here in iowa where he's making his seventh visit so far this year. >> hello iowa! >> reporter: president obama kicking off his
the chance to see come true. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the grave security chal edges the u.s. faces overseas are mounting tonight over the anti-islam film and disagreement over what really happened in libya to new saber-rattling between israel and iran. now a series of deadly attacks on u.s. and coalition troops in afghanistan, including two more inside attacks by afghan police. in all, eight troops have died, including six americans. the number of american and nato troops killed this year by afghan security forces has climbed to 51. tonight the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey, is calling the so-called blue on green attacks a serious threat to the war effort. our team has it all covered. we begin in kabul with nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. richard. >> reporter: good evening, lester. how do you fight a war when your supposed allies are attacking you? these attacks are vicious. they are hard to defend against. today the chairman of the joint chiefs said something has to change. afghan security forces t
>>> right now on nbc bay area news, mitt romney continues his california fund raising run. we'll show you. >> reporter: i'm kris sanchez. community members gather to raise funds and also awareness about who they are. >>> and the "endeavour's" final flight through the eyes of nbc bay area viewers. we'll show you some spectacular photos. >> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyer. and we're on early because of notre dame football coming up at 4:30. early voting is under way today in several states across the country. there are 45 days left until election day. the vice presidential candidates took center stage today, and nbc bay area's brian moore has a look. >> reporter: a day after mitt romney released more of his tax information, vice presidential running mate paul ryan was putting a positive spin on the boss' bottom line. >> mitt romney has been a very successful businessman. and you know what? there's nothing wrong with being good and successful in business! that's a good thing in this country! >> reporter: behind the scenes, democrats were
talking about. "nightly news" starts now. >> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> good evening. propelled by thunderous applause coming out of charlotte, where we last saw you just last night, president obama, after launching his reelection effort, was hit head-on by the economic reality today even though 96,000 jobs were added to the u.s. economy in the month of august, and even though the unemployment rate fell from 8.3 to 8.1%, both the need and expectations were greater than that. and so with economists using words like "anemic," that affected what the campaign was hoping would feel much more like a post-charlotte victory lap. the economy remains the big issue in this campaign. and we begin our coverage of all of all of it tonight with white house correspondent kristen welker traveling with the president in iowa city tonight. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. well, president obama left charlotte this morning with the vice president and first lady to
to keep kids in school and why this program has been forced to shut down. a story only here on nbc bay area news. >>> remembering the victims of the san bruno fire three years later. the tribute that is planned for tonight. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning, thank you very much for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. i'm in for marla tellez. >>> breaking news in palo alto. 101 shutdown in dodge directions because power lines are down on the road. mike s that marsh road? >> the. 101 at marsh road. there you go on the right-hand side, this jam formed over the last five minutes. this is at university. this is about two and a half miles south of the incident. northbound side completely closed because of power lines that are record across highway 1 blocking both directions at one point. now you see a few cars heading south and they may have gotten on the freeway south of marsh but the southbound lanes should be reopening soon. show you what we are talking about. the full closure is an issue out of san carlos and redwood city and menlo park. palo alto northbo
down with nbc bay area to discuss the challenges and the accomplishments since the explosion that day. >>> and tornadoes hit an unusual part of the nation. we'll show you where and what damage they caused. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer. and we begin tonight with the presidential campaign. despite the fact that the candidates are spending most of their time in the so-called battleground states, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan visited the bay area today. not to campaign, of course, but rather to raise money and to reach out to younger voters in the silicon valley. kimberly tere is live in the newsroom with more. >> the wisconsin congressman's first stop this morning was in danville, former san francisco 49er brent jones and his wife hosted a breakfast fund-raiser at their home. tickets for the private event started at $1,000. ryan could be seen on the terrace greeting guests but also took a little bit of time to greet onlookers and young supporters standing outside the home. >> he waved to me and he went like that. and it was really cool. and just to see the people
. an amateur astronomer captures a massive explosion on the planet jupiter. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation. i'm mara schiavocampo. today we begin with under siege. libyan officials say the u.s. ambassador to that country and three other embassy staff members were killed last night during a flare-up in violence in the eastern city of benghazi. u.s. officials have yet to confirm the reports. last night, smoke and flames billowed out of the u.s. consulate in benghazi after libyan security forces clashed with armed muslim protesters throwing handmade bombs at the compound. the gunmen were outraged over an american film promoted by an extremist anti-muslim advocate which criticizes islam and the prophet mohammed. secretary of state hillary clinton strongly condemned the attack. earlier tuesday anger over that same film boiled over at the u.s. embassy in cairo. thousands cheered while demonstrators pulled down the american flag and replaced it with a black islamic flag. >>> the white house is denying report
a family of ducks' treacherous trip across a busy highway. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a rousing defense. former president bill clinton was greeted like a rock star last night at the democratic national convention, delivering a speech which ringingly endorsed president obama and answered accusations launched at last week's republican convention. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in charlotte. she has more on this. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. he is arguably the strongest voice in the democratic party right now. last night he was right here explaining why he thinks the current president needs four more years. the democrats' most popular living president, bill clinton, making the case to re-elect barack obama. >> no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> defending health reform -- >> are we better off because president obama fought for health care reform? you bet w
surrounding his condition. unquote. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> the members of the church where ryan suffered his heart attack are also praying for him. more than 200 parishioners gathered where they prayed because the main church was damaged by fire on thursday. firefighters were able to save the school, if it wasn't for that the church would have been devoid. even without the church many showed up to worship. >> this is their church, their family and where they come every sunday to worship and be with each other as a community. so the church is no longer but the community remains very strong. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. no estimate yet on when parishioners might be able to return to the cathedral. >> for the third time, the bronze sculpture honoring the lives and homes lost in the oakland hills fire was vandalized cutting off bars on the sculpture between saturday night and this morning. it depicts burned and regrowing trees following the 1991 fire. vandals have damaged twice before as well. 3,000 homes were destroyed, 25 people were ki
. >>> this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, these are tough days for the romney campaign, 50 days to go now until the election, they are dealing with something of a public relations disaster. video of the candidate speaking in an unvarnished way to what he thought was a private fundraiser. they still have a lot of explaining to do mitt romney, with members of his own party, republicans in politics who are desperately worried about the damage here. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in washington, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, the romney campaign fought back furiously today, trying to change the subject from mitt romney's comments caught on tape, to a then state senator, barack obama in atlanta today, mitt romney tore into the president, accusing him of wanting to redistribute the wealth, based on a tape he heard years past. >> he said yes, he believes in redistribution, i don't, i believe the way to help others have higher income, is not to take from some, give to others, but to create wealth for everybody. >> reporter: romney
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